Joel 1:19
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New International Version
To you, LORD, I call, for fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.

New Living Translation
LORD, help us! The fire has consumed the wilderness pastures, and flames have burned up all the trees.

English Standard Version
To you, O LORD, I call. For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and flame has burned all the trees of the field.

New American Standard Bible
To You, O LORD, I cry; For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness And the flame has burned up all the trees of the field.

King James Bible
O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I call to You, LORD, for fire has consumed the pastures of the wilderness, and flames have devoured all the trees of the countryside.

International Standard Version
To you, LORD, I cry out, because fire has devoured the open pastures, and has set all the cultivated trees ablaze.

NET Bible
To you, O LORD, I call out for help, for fire has burned up the grassy pastures, flames have razed all the trees in the fields.

New Heart English Bible
LORD, I cry to you, for the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame has burned all the trees of the field.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD, I cry to you for help! Fire has burned up the open pastures. Flames have burned up all the trees in the orchards.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Unto Thee, O LORD, do I cry; For the fire hath devoured The pastures of the wilderness, And the flame hath set ablaze All the trees of the field.

New American Standard 1977
To Thee, O LORD, I cry;
            For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness,
            And the flame has burned up all the trees of the field.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O LORD, to thee will I cry for the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame has burned all the trees of the field.

King James 2000 Bible
O LORD, to you will I cry: for the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame has burned all the trees of the field.

American King James Version
O LORD, to you will I cry: for the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame has burned all the trees of the field.

American Standard Version
O Jehovah, to thee do I cry; for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To thee, 0 Lord, will I cry: because fire hath devoured the beautiful places of the wilderness, and the flame hath burnt all the trees of the country.

Darby Bible Translation
To thee, Jehovah, do I cry; for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned up all the trees of the field.

English Revised Version
O LORD, to thee do I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.

Webster's Bible Translation
O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.

World English Bible
Yahweh, I cry to you, For the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame has burned all the trees of the field.

Young's Literal Translation
Unto Thee, O Jehovah, I do call, For fire hath consumed comely places of a wilderness, And a flame hath set on fire all trees of the field.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:14-20 The sorrow of the people is turned into repentance and humiliation before God. With all the marks of sorrow and shame, sin must be confessed and bewailed. A day is to be appointed for this purpose; a day in which people must be kept from their common employments, that they may more closely attend God's services; and there is to be abstaining from meat and drink. Every one had added to the national guilt, all shared in the national calamity, therefore every one must join in repentance. When joy and gladness are cut off from God's house, when serious godliness decays, and love waxes cold, then it is time to cry unto the Lord. The prophet describes how grievous the calamity. See even the inferior creatures suffering for our transgression. And what better are they than beasts, who never cry to God but for corn and wine, and complain of the want of the delights of sense? Yet their crying to God in those cases, shames the stupidity of those who cry not to God in any case. Whatever may become of the nations and churches that persist in ungodliness, believers will find the comfort of acceptance with God, when the wicked shall be burned up with his indignation.
Study Bible
A Call to Repentance
18How the beasts groan! The herds of cattle wander aimlessly Because there is no pasture for them; Even the flocks of sheep suffer. 19To You, O LORD, I cry; For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness And the flame has burned up all the trees of the field. 20Even the beasts of the field pant for You; For the water brooks are dried up And fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.…
Cross References
Psalm 50:15
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me."

Jeremiah 9:10
"For the mountains I will take up a weeping and wailing, And for the pastures of the wilderness a dirge, Because they are laid waste so that no one passes through, And the lowing of the cattle is not heard; Both the birds of the sky and the beasts have fled; they are gone.

Jeremiah 14:4
"Because the ground is cracked, For there has been no rain on the land; The farmers have been put to shame, They have covered their heads.

Amos 1:2
He said, "The LORD roars from Zion And from Jerusalem He utters His voice; And the shepherds' pasture grounds mourn, And the summit of Carmel dries up."

Amos 7:4
Thus the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, the Lord GOD was calling to contend with them by fire, and it consumed the great deep and began to consume the farm land.

Micah 7:7
But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.
Treasury of Scripture

O LORD, to you will I cry: for the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame has burned all the trees of the field.

to thee.

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

Psalm 91:15 He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in …

Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my …

Habakkuk 3:17,18 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in …

Luke 18:1,7 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always …

Philippians 4:6,7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication …

the fire.

Joel 2:3 A fire devours before them; and behind them a flame burns: the land …

Jeremiah 9:10 For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the …

Amos 7:4 Thus has the Lord GOD showed to me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called …

pastures. or habitations.

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